Industrious, thrifty, organized, virtuous, confident, modest, kind, merciful, creative, resourceful, loved, blessed. Do you ever wish you were all those things? Does reading that list of attributes exhaust you or deflate you? I have said it in weeks past, and will say it again. The Proverbs 31 woman as described in those passages, was not a perfect woman, nor are the passages a description of her in one moment in time. The passages describe the entirety of her life-who she became.
We are becoming. So often we want a list and we want to check it off-maybe even twice. We want to be finished. In reality though, were we to find ourselves finished, life would be over. Scripture reminds us we are becoming. We are ever running after the goal, seeking to be strengthened as we approach the finish line.